HEADLINE SPONSORS – The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) was established in 1784 to promote the trade, agriculture, poetry, language and music of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Today, it is principally known for its flagship event the Royal Highland Show, Scotland’s leading outdoor event showcasing farming, food and rural life, but its activities cover much more. In addition to recognising skills, achievement, innovation and excellence through a series of awards and grants, the Society has a strong educational role in promoting all aspects of rural life in Scotland including agriculture, horticulture and forestry. The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) fulfils this role through links with Scottish schools. RHET, core-funded by RHASS, is a key player in the delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence. The Society also operates the Royal Highland Centre at Ingliston, Scotland’s largest indoor and outdoor event venue with over 200 events staged annually, attracting more than one million visitors. The Society is currently working on a master plan for the enhancement of the centre. Through these activities and more, the Society generates in excess of £250million per year for the Scottish economy.


APPROVED LOGOSChiene + Tait Chartered Accountants was established over 125 years ago in Edinburgh. The firm is proud of its Scottish heritage and has grown over the last decade to become one of the leading UK independent providers of business and accounting advice. The specialist team supports rural businesses and estates to develop opportunities for growth and, when the time comes, successfully hands over to the next generation. Chiene + Tait is pleased to support the Scottish Rural Awards, which celebrate the industry, innovation, dedication and aspirations of those who live and work in rural areas.  Rory Kennedy, Chiene + Tait Partner, comments, ‘The Scottish Rural Awards are a benchmark of excellence. We are delighted to sponsor the Rural Hero Award and look forward to working together with Scottish Field and the Scottish Countryside Alliance to promote the work of innovative rural businesses.’


Gillespie Macandrew LLP is a leading Scottish law firm with a strong reputation for providing our clients with exceptional legal, property and tax advice and services. Working alongside clients in every sphere of life: personal, family and business, we can offer all the specialist expertise you need to build, protect and ultimately pass on your personal and business interests. We also support businesses and charities throughout their day to day running offering advice as they develop and grow the business, and on how they can protect the organisation for the future. Gillespie Macandrew enjoys a reputation as a pre-eminent private client, commercial and residential property law firm in Scotland. In addition, we are recognised for our expertise across the corporate, rural, energy and charity sectors, together with employment and debt recovery and insolvency. Our clients value our service and professionalism. Among them is a range of leading individuals, corporates, charities and landowners. We represent around a million acres of industrial, rural and development land in Scotland. In a profession not always renowned for its human touch, we strive to be an exception. 

ArdMoor was founded in July 2010 as a single place to purchase the very best country, shooting, fishing, stalking, farming, gamekeeping and equestrian clothing and supplies. Based in the heart of East Lothian, ArdMoor was founded on a desire to offer hand-selected quality products, unbeatable customer service, and exceptional prices for all who share our passion for the great outdoors.



Holidaycottages.co.uk, part of the Travel Chapter group, have been providing a first class service to property owners and customers for over 30 years. We’re proud to have built a reputation as a leading holiday letting agency with a quality collection of holiday homes right across the UK.

We believe that letting holiday properties should be a simple, stress-free and successful experience. Taking care of every aspect from marketing to bookings, our property owners benefit from the support of a local property manager and a central team of dedicated experts.



 Douglas Home & Company is a Chartered Accountancy and Tax Advisory firm offering expert advice and financial leadership to individuals and businesses of all sizes. Our people are our greatest assets and we are proud to be a director-led organisation providing professional, proactive and forward-thinking advice and guidance to our clients on how to make their business, money and assets work best for them.  

Established in 1983, the business has grown from our Head Office in Kelso to have offices across the Scottish Borders and beyond with a presence in Melrose, Haddington, Alnwick, Selkirk and Hawick. Our range of services go further than traditional accounting and tax returns. Our services also include tax planning, business development, IT support, Wills, Trust and Estates and more.



Established in Perthshire in 1899, Bell Ingram are now one of the UK’s largest firms of independent land agents, with 130 professional members of staff in 11 offices across the UK, they proudly maintained their local touch.

They specialise in rural land management for private clients and we’re also one of the UK’s leading providers of land management services to the energy sector. Bell Ingram has worked for major utility providers since the 1970s and more recently with large scale renewable energy producers.